2017 Honda RidgelineJust in time for football season, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline was made for tailgating in West Michigan. Whether you’re cheering for the Wolverines or the Detroit Lions, the Ridgeline pickup truck has design elements in the bed that will no doubt make the tailgating experience better this season. Let’s take a look.

A Truck Bed for Tailgaters

It’s safe to say that you’ve never seen a truck bed like this before. In the bed of the Ridgeline is an available and industry-first audio system with speakers embedded into the wall. They are waterproof, so rain or shine, you can tailgate with music playing, or put on pre-game commentary, as you grill out or kick back near the bed.

There is also an available 150W/400W truck bed outlet in the wall so you can plug in any device you need, including a flat-screen TV while you’re tailgating. At other times, you can plug in power tools while you’re working in the yard, or conveniently charge up any other device you need.

Tailgaters now have a built-in ice chest in the Ridgeline, which has a lockable trunk space in the floor of the bed measuring at 7.3 cubic feet. It comes equipped with a drain plug, so you can stock it up with ice and your favorite favorite beverages while you’re tailgating and you’re good to go. You can also keep valuables or other items you want to store safely out of sight, or contain wet items with no cleanup.

Storage and Cargo

In addition to making the tailgating experience even better, the bed of the Ridgeline was also engineered to carry, haul, load, and unload cargo more easily. It was designed with minimal wheel housings and is wide and flat enough to accommodate 4 x 8 sheets of plywood. The tailgate can open down in the traditional way, and it can also swing out to make loading and unloading easier.

Storage options in the Ridgeline extend inside the cabin, which offers under-seat storage and a second row with a 60/40 split. The seats can be lifted up and arranged to accommodate camping gear, groceries, or even a bike.

Find out More

Learn more about what the 2017 Honda Ridgeline can offer drivers and tailgaters in West Michigan by stopping into any West Michigan Honda Dealer. Get behind the wheel for a test drive today.